Puff, Puff, Pass by Angel Luis Colón

Puff, Puff, Pass by Angel Luis Colón

Rock bottom. Addicts talked about that, but shoplifters? My rock bottom—or so I thought—was walking out of an adult video store with a stolen rubber fist firmly up my ass. I rarely kept what I stole. Usually threw the items away or gifted them. Wasn’t like I shoved...
Apprentice Test Prep by JM Taylor

Apprentice Test Prep by JM Taylor

They picked him up at a Fridays, after ditching the police cruiser and the body of the woman they’d pulled over. Marguerite vetoed the guy Kelly had picked out, in favor of Tim. Kelly agreed. Those were the rules. They left in his Jeep. Marguerite sat in the back,...
Two Stiffs in Search of a Grave by Steven Nester

Two Stiffs in Search of a Grave by Steven Nester

“What is the saying,” said Rodt in his thick accent, “The grave is half full?” “Wrong,” said Smartt. Rodt sounded ignorant and unclean, as if he had a mouthful of pickled herring. Everything that came out of it stank, thought Smartt. It didn’t matter what the guy...
Remittences by Pamela Ebel

Remittences by Pamela Ebel

Sofia Rojas inhaled the steam rising from the ancient cast iron pot. Like all of the Rojas women, at fifteen, Sofia possessed the exquisite sense of smell that told her what spices to add and when the food was done. She dropped the last of the beef into the pot,...